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Nontransferrin-bound iron (NTBI) and other parameters of iron status were measured in 40 patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) prior to conditioning therapy (between day -10 and -7), at the time of BMT (day 0), and 2 weeks later (day + 14). Serum iron and transferrin saturation values were normal before conditioning therapy. At day 0 serum(More)
Programmed cell death (apoptosis) is primarily mediated by Fas ligand (FasL; CD95L) and the Fas receptor (Fas; CD95). In this study, FasL was detected by immunohistochemical analysis in 85% of breast carcinomas and 14% of fibroadenomas randomly chosen, indicating that high expression of FasL might play a role in tumor pathology. FasL and Fas levels as well(More)
To analyze the effects of radiochemotherapy on the pro-oxidative/antioxidative balance in plasma, we measured the total radical antioxidant parameter of plasma (TRAP) and single plasma antioxidants (uric acid, sulfhydryl groups, alpha-tocopherol, ubiquinone-10/total coenzyme-Q10 ratio, ascorbate, and bilirubin) every 12 h during high-dose chemotherapy and(More)
PURPOSE We studied the prognostic and predictive value of immunohistochemically detected occult tumor cells (OTCs) in lymph nodes and bone marrow aspirates obtained from node-negative breast cancer patients. All were classified as distant metastases-free using conventional staging methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 484 patients with pT1-2N0M0 breast(More)
Apoptosis-inducing ligands such as Fas ligand (FasL) and tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) have been found to play an important role in cell regulation. Different malignant tumors show an altered expression of these ligands and their respective receptors compared to normal tissues. The purpose of this study was therefore to(More)
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